WE all love a Christmas dinner but we don’t love the time taken and stress caused to actually prepare a full turkey for a family of four - or more.

This year, why not take the stress out of the holiday by dining at one of Glasgow’s many amazing restaurants?

Whether you fancy a traditional steak pie or want to shake things up with a curry, Glasgow has everything you need for the perfect festive meal on the big day.

Here are our top picks for a delicious Christmas dinner:

10. La Bonne Auberge

If you think French cuisine is très magnifique, this sophisticated brasserie is the ideal Christmas venue for you.


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Expect fine dining and stylish décor in a prime location – within walking distance of the King’s Theatre and the Pavilion. Enjoy the very best of European cuisine prepared by award winning chefs and celebrate Christmas in style.

9. Amber Regent

Fancy Christmas with a twist? We recommend Amber Regent, a Chinese restaurant serving Chinese cuisine combined with traditional Scottish ingredients, perfect for the adventurous foodie who loves trying something new.


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The calming atmosphere and beautiful oriental design all add to the appeal of this innovative restaurant. With exciting seasonal offers and a brand new Christmas menu, you won’t want to miss out on this rare dining experience.

8. Ingram Wynd

Settled in the heart of the Merchant City, Ingram Wynd is a Victorian-style restaurant, ideal for those who love anything vintage and classic.


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With a warm and welcoming environment and a huge choice of traditional Scottish dishes with a modern twist, Ingram Wynd is a quirky and highly-popular eatery with something to suit all ages.

7. The Butterfly and the Pig

For a truly unique holiday experience, head down to Bath Street to dine at this quirky and completely unconventional restaurant.


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Featuring mismatched furniture, vintage wallpaper and live music daily, this bizarre eatery is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems and a must for those who want to celebrate Christmas properly.

6. The Anchor Line

Nowhere does Christmas better than New York City and now, thanks to this City Centre restaurant, you can experience the magic of the Big Apple without even leaving the country.


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Complete with New York-style décor, a wide range of sophisticated cocktails and a jam-packed seasonal menu, whether you're out for drinks with friends or in the mood for a family night out, the Anchor Line has it all and more for your dream Christmas.

5. The Bothy Glasgow

If your Christmas isn’t complete without the entire family eating together around the table, look no further than the Bothy Glasgow.


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A relaxed and comfortable Scottish restaurant which prides itself on the use of local produce and making guests feel at home during their visit.

With a bundle of festive offers for large groups and children’s events, such as breakfast with Santa, The Bothy is the ideal place for the whole family to relax and enjoy the festivities together this winter.

4. Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery

Despite its comedic name, this restaurant is no laughing matter. The Buttery is one of Glasgow’s most well-known and renowned restaurants, essential for anyone who enjoys luxury dining and décor.


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Expect a first-class dining experience, complete with a variety of Scottish favourites and innovative seafood dishes. With something for everyone, including the kids, The Buttery is the spot to dine in luxury this Christmas.

3. Ubiquitous Chip

The star of Glasgow’s West End, this highly popular dining experience combines modern dining with traditional Scottish cuisine.


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Enjoy a plate of venison haggis - a local delicacy surrounded by twinkling fairy lights and stunning plant life. With a huge festive menu and affordable prices, it’s a Christmas experience you’ll always remember.

2. Browns Restaurant and Brasserie

For those who fancy something more traditional, Brown’s is the place for you.


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For a fair price, you can enjoy all of the classics including roast turkey and Christmas pudding, combined with friendly service and great prices. A great choice for families who want a good quality meal without breaking the bank.

1. Ristorante Piccolo Mondo

Located in the City Centre, this elegant and romantic restaurant offers traditional Italian cuisine as well as Mediterranean style dishes with a Scottish twist.

With a brand new seasonal menu added and offers including a two-course meal for two from £27.50 per person, this is the perfect place for couples to spend quality time together during the festive period.